The government continues to provide additional funding of £150 million per annum to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding - provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport - will be allocated to primary school Headteachers. This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.
Purpose of funding
Schools will spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.
Possible uses for the funding might include:
Hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work with primary teachers when teaching PE.
Supporting and engaging the least active children through new or additional Stay Active clubs at lunchtime or After School clubs.
Paying for professional development opportunities for teachers in PE and sport.
Providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE and sport.
Running sport competitions, or increasing pupils’ participation in the School Games.
Buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE and sport.
Providing places for pupils on after school sports clubs.
Sport at Caister Infants and Nursery School
Our school’s PE curriculum is enhanced through the use of a variety of specialist coaches across FS2 and Key Stage 1.
We are able to provide children across the school with more opportunities to enjoy sports beyond the school day. Our offer includes: football, gymnastics, Archery, Fencing and Zumba. Different sports will be on offer all year.
During our lunchtimes children are able to take part in optional structured play activities run by a Premier Sport coach as well as being involved with our ‘Stay Active’ clubs on a Thursday and a Friday. This not only helps to increase the children’s motivation and enjoyment of physical activities but also allows for skills to continue to be practised and developed.
Caister Infants and Nursery School believes in the positive benefits of competition in sports and will be taking part in various events with different schools within the cluster and ones organised by Premier Sport.
All children in Year 2 are given the opportunity to take part in a residential trip to How Hill in Norfolk. There, as well as the social and personal development that takes place through staying away from home for a number of nights, children take part in a wide variety of outdoor activities including dyke dipping, walking, thatching as well as many environment related activities.
These trips create lifelong memories!